The weather is getting colder in Lexington and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a great deal of furnace repair calls from homeowners declaring that they smell something when they turn their furnace on for the first time. Most likely you haven’t been running your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will usually go away after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease after a short time, please call in one of our professionals.
Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter could be blocked. This can cause your blower motor to run harder than necessary and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.
Your furnace is going to be an key part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will ensure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 336-853-6070 to set up an appointment with us.